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Things to do in London this Friday

It's time to clock off, wind down and get your weekend on...

Find fantastic ideas for things to do on a Friday, just in case you've left it to the last minute. Check out the best entertainment, nightlife and events happening in the capital this Friday. The weekend starts here...

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Cocktails in the City

Beautiful Bedford Square Gardens is the setting for the summer edition of this classy boozathon that brings 25 of the city's best bars together to serve you their finest cocktail work. As well as tastings and demonstrations there'll be interactive masterclasses from Bourne and Hollingsworth, food from the team at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen, live music and DJs. Bars on the line-up include Little Bat, First Aid Box, Cahoots and Foxlow, and all cocktails are priced at £7.50.

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Bedford Square Gardens , Bloomsbury Friday July 29 2016 - Saturday July 30 2016

The Laksa Kitchen

The owner and chef from The Laksa Kitchen have travelled from Kuala Lumpur to Borneo in their quest to perfect this Malaysian menu of spring rolls, fritters, chicken satay and – of course – laksas. Their committment paid off; they're currently serving up rich, coconutty bowls of goodness that are as delicious as noodle soup gets, and the starters and sides are top notch, too. Their Kentish Town residency was extended by a week due to popular demand, so book your spot now.

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Tolli Bar , Kentish Town Friday July 29 2016 - Sunday July 31 2016

Lego Town

Build a dinosaur's house, a minion's lair or a bonbon factory out of lego in the spectacular library of Conway Hall - construct whatever you like, as long as you use your imagination.

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Conway Hall , Holborn Friday July 29 2016

The Gin Bus

Board this handsome Hendrick’s Gin double decker – decorated to look like a cucumber – to sip a cocktail, sink a G&T and nibble a cucumber macaroon as you rumble through central London. No Oyster required.

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Various , London Until Friday July 29 2016

Natural History Museum Late

A monthly late opening of the museum and temporary exhibitions, with free entry to the Central Hall and Images of Nature gallery, changing discussions on timely themes, open-mic performances by up-and-coming musicians throughout the evening, and British farmers’-market-style food and drink in the pop-up restaurant. Themes for each monthly discussion change; see the museum website for details of forthcoming discussions, which are bookable in advance.

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Natural History Museum , Brompton Friday July 29 2016 - Friday December 30 2016

Hackney WickED: DIY Open Studios

Work your way through a series of studios housing artists, designers and makers around Hackney Wick at this annual open weekend. Last year there were fears it could be the last open studio event with threats of artists having to move out to make way for new builds, so it's good to hear the creative hub is still intact and thriving.

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Various Hackney venues , Hackney Friday July 29 2016 - Sunday July 31 2016


Steven Spielberg adapts Roald Dahl's book into a warm and welcoming family-friendly adventure

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Six men on a boat engage in pointless competitions in this clever Greek comedy

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Haters, begone – this is a smart, funny, deeply silly reboot of the beloved supernatural franchise

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The Hard Stop

A hard-hitting doc about the aftermath of the police killing of Tottenham man Mark Duggan

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